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1:17 PM on 07.19.2009  

Because I’ am a fan of Monkey Island

So, by now you probably finished playing Tales of Monkey Island Launch of The Screaming Narwhal (yeah I wont by typing that again), if you are a fan of the Monkey Island series.
I have to say right now that I played the first Monkey Island (which is now available), back in the day when I was young… I remember that game and I have very good memories about playing it with a friend of mine, my brother and even my uncle (we used to share the “how to” of the games over the phone back in that day (no internet).

So I tried to make the first episode last… but it will give you about four or six hours of play time. Of course you will have to wait another 30 days for the second episode and at least this time around you wont be waiting years for a continuation in the story (yeah Valve, I’m looking at you), you know that TellTale will be releasing the five episodes on a monthly basis, so you can… you know, play other games in the meantime that are awesome too. And if you are feeling nostalgic and cant wait, just grab for 5usd games like “The Dig” and “Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis” on STEAM. I want to play Fate of Atlantis again, I will probably get it since is only 5usd and it runs without any problems on win xp. A special edition just like they did on Monkey Island would be nice…

But what do I think about this Monkey Island episode?
I like it, a lot. I mean, I like the idea that an adventure game is not frustrating to the point of “I will just head to the walkthrough here because I can’t figure this one out”. The puzzles are not that hard, but even then not that easy. One thing that used to frustrate me most about the old LucasArts adventure games were the fact that logic wasn’t a main factor on the puzzles; they used to were complicated solutions and too many factors at the same time. Just give the SCUMM system a look; you can have a lot of interactions on a single scene only with a handful of items.

Graphically they kept the Monkey Island style… I would have liked that they were a little bit more “sophisticated”… I don’t know, maybe that’s not the word but is how I feel.
The humor is there, of course it helps a lot if you have played the previous Monkey Island games, but on the story side there is nothing very big you will miss because of that.

Episode 1 is fun in the dialogues, easy on the requirements and still looks good. Maybe a little short but not too long for a single episode of pirate fun. And I get to play Wallace and Gromit for the 35usd deal they got going on there… it seems to be a very good game if you have some knowledge of Wallace and Gromit.

This reminds me. If you go to STEAM “top sellers” the first episode of Tales Of Monkey Island was there on top (now is Monkey Island SE)… and I can bet that those represent a LOT of sales. A friend of mine once said that the adventure genre was dead, he said it at the time TellTale was starting, he also said that they would fail because it was a dead genre… I think we can say that all the people who thought that now stand corrected.   read


8:40 PM on 06.29.2009  

So no LAN for Starcraft 2 then?

I was rather disappointed when I heard the news earlier today that Blizzard won’t be supporting Starcraft 2 for LAN (local area network). If you told me this a year ago I would tell that you were mean and a bad person. Hell, “disappointed”… I was in shock when I read the statement from someone there who says something like “anyway everyone uses the internet today”.

Reality is that Blizzard seems to be afraid of pirates, and by trying to avoid piracy of a well established franchise is actually going to ruin the multiplayer experience I have come to growth up with and love. So many memories of Starcraft on LAN´s...
You see, I have little idea of how well is going to work Battle.net for the LAN… IF and only IF there is any LAN support at all. But I’m pretty sure that is not going to be very straightforward… I have been in lanparties that have 150 people playing, and one thing was not available, internet (well you can always have a 3G modem).

Let’s say that to play LAN on Starcraft 2 you only need Battle.net for account validation and then the server is on the LAN and not on the Blizzard server. That would be the best case scenario, once all players are gone in the “activation” the actual server is set up on a local machine in the LAN.

How does this helps fight piracy? It annoys the user anyway; pirates will get a workaround this… Hell, we know there will be a pirate version of Starcraft 2 for playing on LAN if Blizzard doesn’t support it and still the one who get screwed is the costumer who paid for the game.

Besides we are talking about Starcraft here; you will get 10 millions copies sold in the first month and that is if you are unlucky.

So yeah, I went and signed an online petition (I know, I know…), but Blizzard needs to pull its head from their arse on this one. I won’t say anything about Diablo 3 colors because that’s a creative decision I’m not in a position to judge.
But to deny the sequel of a game that is what it is because of LAN support of it? It’s a crime and it annoys me.   read


1:01 AM on 06.20.2009  

Empire Total War is 50% off on STEAM, you should read this

Some of you guys know me, some of you dont, but anyway im going to make a statement here about the deal going on right now on STEAM (I know is on the main page), even when is 3:00AM over here in uruguay so cut me some slack.

I bought this game at launch, 50usd which is a lot. Now, I was more than happy to be playing it, but it crashed when you end your turn in the middle of your grand campaign for world domination (never get between a man and world domination), it has a strange thing that made it crash to windows. Dont ask why, but we were like 5.000 monkeys on the forums plus another thousands on SEGA trying to explain those guys at Creative Assembly that the game was a joke, full of bugs, bad AI, I mean... THE GAME WAS A MESS... even online.

Then they released a patch... for some it didnt change a thing, for other it made things worse.

So we waited a month for a real patch. The patch didnt solve all the issues, but anyway, most of them.
Right now I cant say what is the state of the game, I have it on the STEAM dvd backup waiting to be played again, but the frustration got over the fun I got out of it. I will eventually got back to it since I heard on the forums that a lot of AI bugs and bugs are fixed for good now.

So should you go and buy it now that is 50% less?
Hell yeah. The game is massive fun, even if turn based strategy is not your thing who cares... you still have the really epic battles to go on.
But remember that sometimes, some games should have stayed on beta for longer. And for me Empire is the proof.   read


7:06 PM on 06.10.2009  

Issues that divide us: Left4Dead 2

Clearly one of the most interesting things that come out from E3 has been the Left4Dead 2 “controversy”. I posted it in the past: I wanted Valve to talk at E3 about Half Life Episode 3 and what they are doing next; in the same post I said that I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to be a new Left4Dead. I was wrong.
I’m really not ready to give another 50usd for a new Left4Dead. That doesn’t mean I “hate” the idea of Left4Dead 2 or that I feel I should go and sign a protest group that says that a game is “too bright” (the idea sounds like “it has too many damn colors!” of the Diablo 3 thing). So please no fanboy statements here since I’m a Valve fan myself. I know that right now with Sterling’s posts this issue is too damn hot to get anywhere near it.

Is not that I haven’t enjoyed the first Left4Dead. Granted, it looks and feels like a sophisticated mod, that is what critics of the game say, but for me that is ok. Even for 50usd at the time it was very original and very fun to play, so the money was there for the title and I probably only got more for my money from TF2, but Left4Dead is second on the list. I didn’t care about the complaints of lights and textures although I can see the problems with the flashlights of my teammates. We can argue about the support from Valve to the title, it hasn’t been nearly as much as it has for TF2… but hey, maybe they thought the game was ok as it was and released something they truly wanted in the experience like the survival mode recently.

Still with Left4Dead 2 has happened something I call: polarization. In one bag we have the believers that want to play this game because they look at it and see fun and those that naturally just can’t stand the other side; the other side being the haters, those who don’t want a new Left4Dead because it is too early or because it gives pretty much the same thing.

And then the rest of us in the middle trying to come into terms with some posts about the issue, shaking our heads at some Sterling posts (dude I have nothing against you but you write and make all of us look retarded), and saying “they don’t get it”. You see, for myself is fairly easy, right now I stand in: I won’t be buying this on day one. I will wait for a weekend discount or a price drop… but this is right now. Maybe from here to November they will show me something really great about the game, something that I’m going to say “sold”, and that’s it, the game is a buy from day one. They are going to be showing a lot more of L4D2 in the coming months, so I’m all in for new input about how the game is going to be (new weapons, new special infected, etc).

For example, I know the lighting effects and textures didn’t look anywhere near impressive in the first Left4Dead, probably they want to fix it along with a lot of other things. I heard this Valve guy on an interview at E3 trying to explain that along the development cycle of the first Left4Dead they wanted to put so much in, but time was an issue, and now looking at all of what they want to put in they just cant do it on a patch.
Sincerity is a good thing from a developer. And you got some from Gabe Newell after E3: "In addition to the recently released Survival Pack, we are releasing authoring tools for Mod makers, community matchmaking, 4x4 matchmaking, and more new content during the coming months for L4D1, we also agree with our customers that there needs to be an interoperability plan for players of L4D1 and L4D2, as multiplayer games are driven by the cohesiveness of their community."

I just wish they say SOMETHING about Episode 3.... Please Valve, I’m in pain over here.   read


10:03 AM on 06.01.2009  

Other Worlds Than These: The Witcher Universe



It doesn’t happen a lot, you are in a place that is so similar to this world, and yet the rules are so different and not only because it is medieval. The sun shines and it usually rains, you also have night and day… and there are people, other characters, some humans, some not. Good or bad? You may ask yourself that, but do you ask that question in real life too? Never has the grey between those two answers (yes and no), been as grey as in The Witcher universe.
Everyone has a story, maybe they did something wrong, they are neither completely good nor completely evil. Yes, you can found the white and the black but they are there only between all those shades of characters that made The Witcher universe so fascinating, so similar, yet so different.



A world scarred by war, but beautiful. The scene renders the day, glorious nature all around, and when the night comes some places they just smell of danger, you just know it and you would be right. Monsters are there, waiting. But you are a Witcher, a mutant named Gerald of Rivia, aka The White Wolf. Problem is you lost your memory and you must regain it and all the knowledge about who you are, what you did in the past… and for that you must walk the surroundings.



And the beauty of the countryside mixes up with the ugly of medieval life, the poor, the disease, the old being not only old but ignorant rather than having good judgment as old people should. The powerful leaders using words that are a trap for fools, and those ignorant peasants that will follow those who speak of imaginary gods to pray for solution for all their problems. And then you see kids, there are no promises of future in them; you know from the moment they speak they will grown to be corrupted and ignorant like the world that surrounds them.
The rich and their excesses alongside the poor and usually their diseases. Everything is so human in the way that if it wasn’t because you are on the soles of a mutant fighting monsters you would think you are in the medieval era.


Yes, you can have sex.

Even sex is present in The Witcher as just another aspect of life in that world, not as the center of it, but as something that is there for you if you want it. Prostitutes are there for hire, and promiscuous girls may have a go with you if you have a nice present for her. Violence and sex on phrases like “my neighbored beat up his wife all night, I couldn’t sleep”, told in a normal fashion like a comment on a conversation. Or “…my husband beat me so hard last time I think I saw a tooth”, and the indifference towards the violence of this world makes you feel that even you are on a fantasy setting you wont escape the true colors of this world. They won’t try to give you the reality in a nice fashion, or put some make up over it.

And then there is the conflict between the different races. Ratial issues between humans and dwarves, or the war between elves and humans that seem to have come to an end but weakened the elves and diminish their numbers. Now they have to live like rogues and outcasts on the forest.
There are some examples of friendship between dwarves and humans, but there aren’t many; most of the time seems to be a mutual benefit relationship that is based on trade.

But the best part of The Witcher is that you character is not there to change things, to make things right or to deliver justice and balance. He is there because he is chasing those who killed a friend and trying to remember who he is, in the meantime enjoying the same vices like the sex, alcohol and gambling like everyone else. He is a passive spectator most of the time, and that for a change doesn’t work badly at all on a videogame: “here is the world, some things wont change because of you”.

Is a shame that not so many played The Witcher, maybe because it was quite buggy. The Witcher Enchanced Edition come a year later, a version that added a little bit of more content and fixed the very buggy first version of the game. I recommend it as a solid buy right now. I really don’t know what happened to the console version of the game, I hope it comes out somewhere in the near future.   read


5:13 PM on 05.31.2009  

What is Valve up to? (someone please ask them at E3)

There has been some discussion about Valve next move, something like Valve going for a Left4Dead 2. I dont really know if that is a good idea, the game is still fairly "new" and just because it worked out the first time I dont really see the need for something more than a good patch (just like they are doing with TF2).
I would aslo feel someway robbed if they want to undergo production for a new Left4Dead... they should support more the actual game that is selling pretty well. So I dont really see them developing a new Left4Dead and I hope they are not, at least right now.

But the silence is so great around the Episode 3 of Half Life 2 that I found myself ashamed that I havent said anything yet about the final Episode of the Half Life 2 saga. Lets remember that Half Life 2 Episodes were supossed to be Half Life 3. Gabe Newell didnt want to wait 10 more years for another Half Life, so Valve come up with the Episode thing. On a personal note I can say that I dont dislike the idea since each Episode is not only brillant but has met the queality of the Valve games, but Im not a huge fan of series and "episodes", and I dont like waiting.
And wait is something we have done a lot.
On the other side the Episodes were not even released on a year to year basis, I mean, Episode 2 was released with the Orange Box and that was a very good deal since you were getting a LOT plus the Episode 2. So what is on store for Episode 3?

Once they were asked and they replied (but this was way back in 2008):
“We don’t know entirely what’s happening in the next episode, but we’re gonna figure it out!” he laughed.
“There are always things we want to do that we can’t because of the constraints of either the story or the arc we’ve laid out for the gameplay - or just time. So we shelve them and carry on. Ideas fly around here quite a bit, so we have this huge laundry list of things to try [from previous Half-Life 2 games] for the next thing… [Half-Life 2: Episode 3].”


The true is that we know nothing. Maybe Valve will hint something and I would ask them about it on E3 if I were going. I want to know what is going to happen. What are their plans for Episode 3? Is taking so long because they want more like a full game than a 6-8 hours episode? They want to go with a bang and then leave us another decade without a sequel?

Also Valve knows that the Source engine is finished, is time to move on with new technology and since they are a company on the edge of technology they are probably allready working with an alpha of the next engine. Is this going to be used for a Half Life 4? For all we know they can change their minds, scrap the Episode 3 idea and release it as Half Life 3 with a new engine.

At the end of the day I feel is going to be good anyway, the dedication and love that this company pours into their games is incredible.



Yeah, I know. I just feel that this post needs something else rather than just plain "words" that noone is going to read anyway.   read


1:31 PM on 05.19.2009  

So... they are firing everyone at Valve because of the Spy video leak

There is blog fun in the TF2 blog right now. I had a lot of fun reading the blog posts....


So it started:

May 18, 2009 - Robin Walker
Others of you have started a petition to stop Valve from firing anyone over the leak. Once again, this just goes to show you how valuable customer feedback is to us—we hadn't even thought of doing that, but once you see it there in print, it's a fantastic idea. I've been asking people all morning who was responsible and come up empty. But now that I've started firing people, they can't name names fast enough. So far I've got sixty-seven names in the "suspicious" category, fifteen in "very suspicious", and another forty-three I'd been wanting to fire anyway.

I'll keep you posted as I track down the culprit. Rest assured, though: Until I find the person responsible, I vow that Valve will stop work on all projects.



May 18, 2009 - Robin Walker
Valve's head of HR, Kathy, just came to talk to me. I'd been lining up employees in a row against the wall so I could run past and fire them faster.
"You're fired you're fired you're fired you're fired oh hi, Kathy. What's up?"
"I'm a little concerned that you're mistreating your authority." I nodded, then reminded her that we'd talked about her using smaller words.
"We think you've gone mad with power," she said, talking slowly and using her hands. That's when I knew: She was in on it. Best not to take any chances, I thought, as I reached for my firing stick.
I've been working through the staff in alphabetical order. So far I'm up to the L's. I told Marc Laidlaw I had a book in my office I wanted him to see. I didn't tell him the name of that book: Marc Laidlaw, You Are Fired, by Robin Walker.



Case closed
May 18, 2009 - Robin Walker
"Marianne, send in someone please. Anyone at all. Oi! Send in someone with one eyebrow! That'd be marvelous."
"Sir, you've fired everyone."
"Already? But it's not even eight o'clock."
"You've outdone yourself, sir."
"Beaut. Alright, make a note that we need to hire 500 employees tomorrow."
"Yes, sir."
"Then put me down the day after that for firing all of them."
"Yes, sir."
"Oh, and get them to bring stuff in tomorrow. Tell them to put it in their desks. Tell them to load their desks right up."
"Yes, sir."
"Also, you're fired."
"Yes, sir."

[The end. See you tomorrow!]



Now I have no idea if they did this "leak" on purpose or if it was a real leak... I dont care, this guys can make fun of themselves and they dont look ridiculous just because they are Valve, they rock, they do great games and the message is clear: "that is all that matters in the end".   read


7:26 PM on 05.13.2009  

Pharmacology for gamers: the return.

A year ago I started wit this series called pharmacology for gamers. Now I think I know more of the subject since I have studied medicine for about 5 years now, so I can probably go ahead with some new editions, this one is about benzodiazepines.

What you first need to understand is that this is not a guide for you to go and stash all the little pills down your throat, this is on Dtoid, this is for fun. If you go and chew pills then you are an idiot. I know that me giving such an obvious statement is like a sign on a videogame box that says: “if you go and kill someone is not our fault”.


Chilling out: Benzodiazepines!



Benzodiazepines are interesting drugs, but they are a lot of benzodiazepines (diazepam, alprazolam, estazolam, lorazepam, etc, etc). Something we can say about most of them is that they all act on the central nervous system, which means: your brain.



They will give you: sedation, hypnosis, anxiety relief, amnesia from the moment you take it.
Different benzodiazepines are all alike but they are different from each other, I won’t get into details because something I can tell you is that they are quite complicated, have zillions of interactions and I’m too lazy to post them all.

Benzodiazepines are used for: anxiety, pre anesthesia medication, muscle relaxation, insomnia, others.

So why would you use it?
Lets say you want to RAPE Jim Sterling, you want to ass-RAPE him bad because he is a videogame fraud and you are not only gay, but a sadomasochist gay. But you don’t want him to know you raped him in a shameful fashion, you want everything to go smoothly with the videogame journalist. You want that Jim wakes up the next day with his arse destroyed and still having to review Velvet Assassin but having no idea what happened... that’s twisted and sick (make him review Velvet Assassin is the worst part). Flunitrazepam has been described to be a rape drug, you can give Jim Sterling Flunitrazepam with some alcohol*.


He deserves it.

Then you will be on the safe side… just use a condom because probably you are not the first one.


Now in this other case you are not a gay sadomasochist who wants to destroy Sterling. You are a gamer, a normal gamer, a straight gamer. And all scientific studies say you are a violent and dangerous person since you play videogames. Imagine: you come home from work and you want to relax, you look at your next-gen console and then at the games sitting on the shelf (on the shelf… like the rest), and you think:
Geometry Wars – nice, casual, quick, but you know its not going to lower your anxiety levels, actually is going to do the opposite.
Left4Dead, Gears Of War, COD4 – Multiplayer. That means “other people”. You will have to play with idiots most of the time. REMEMBER, you are a violent gamer, you will get frustrated, you will punch anyone who is near you and use a gun when you have one.

So what will you do? Have a beer? Watch TV since every game will add to your anxiety level? Of course no, drugs are here for you, just take a Benzodiazepine and play without worries. No axiety, no frustration. The best part is that you wont stay up until late.
On the other hand have you seen those signs that say “don’t take while using heavy machinery”, this is more or less the same thing, impaired coordination can be a problem and can fucked up the game… but you won’t give a damn about it.


*Alcohol and benzodiazepines are a no-no. Benzodiazepines alone are pretty safe but mixed with alcohol they relate to most of the deaths from benzodiazepine use.   read


2:29 PM on 05.06.2009  

Starcraft 2 beta?

So it seems.
And since I got some valid keys of Blizzard games I went east, allways to the east until I got into the new Battle.net and signed in. The site seems to be running a bit slow, I added some Blizzard games I have using the cd key... but even then you are not ready to even be worth of looking at the Starcraft 2 beta, you have to download a program that will test your PC hardware and the magic Blizzard servers soon-to-be-skynet will see to add your name into a lists of millions of koreans.

A long shot but if yuo are not lucky with starcraft 2 maybe you will be with a Diablo 3 beta...   read


9:40 PM on 04.28.2009  

Zeno Clash

Hey, its been a while, I was at hospital today here in Uruguay wandering that if we are all going to die soon from a flu from a fu**** pig then at least I should be gaming something best fitted for the issue. What is better than fighting strange humanoids in a rather strange world?



So I picked up this title called Zeno Clash, it seems like a Source mod because if you have played half life or a Valve game made with the source engine then you will recognize it. But Zeno Clash doesnt have a thing to do with half life, actually is a pretty strange for a FPS. Im not a big fun of melee combat mechanics on FPS but this one nails it. I will admit it, I just spended half an hour with the game. The combat plays fine and is dinamic, fun and at the same time I dont feel tired after a couple of combats. I use a keyboard so I suck at quick motion things on melee combat, but they got a lot of common sense issues into this one.



It looks awesome too, I mean, I just have started the game and as the player you are throwed into a situation you dont have a clue what is about. Still you have to fight these humanoids that are like a mixture between humans and animals. The best thing is that as you fight them you are not only looking at the different models and textures and how well the enemies are done from the graphic standpoint (I hate copy&paste enemies), but the rest of the world concept design is amazing and will suck you up.



So what do I think about this one? Too early to tell, gameplay and graphic wise they got something strange and different in a good way, but I heard the game is not that long and Iam somehow worried about the story. it seems a crazy world so I would like to see some crazy ideas that are there floating around. So maybe I will come back later with more thoughts.   read


5:21 PM on 04.12.2009  

Connected... but even then alone.

Ok, now, to understand this you have to have some basics:
a) I live in south america. Meaning: bandwith, lag issues. Currency issues. Piracy.
b) Iam a PC gammer who uses STEAM for online gaming.
c) This is the third world... I want to live in the second world but I havent found it yet.

Sometimes you cant fight something. In my case that my love for videogames is only shared with people I get to know throught internet sites with comunities like Destrucotid and a very happy few I know on life. But even those very few dont use PC as a gaming platform, a couple use the 360, the other two play WoW most of the time and thats it.
So Im not even able to find three companions for a Left4Dead match. Of course I can allways call some friends I got on STEAM, Dtoid guys are most of the time there.

But I just wanted to point out how sad it is that most of my friends, who play PC games on lanparty´s, they refuse to jump the online service and pay to play, at least once, a game like TF2. Is sad because 15 usd a month in this country is not even a night out with friends, 15 usd cant get you decently drunk on a night club.
So I asked one of them why? The answer: "I believe internet "stuff" has to be free, I wont pay for a game".

So thats it, uruguayan people believe they are smarter than everyone else. Things like movies, videogames and books are "free" because they can get them on the internet. They allready pay for the broadband (if they are not stealing wifi access), so why pay for a videogame? They are free!!

Piracy is somehow normal around here, thats because currency issues like I was saying. 15 usd is not a LOT of money, but it can buy you stuff... and 50 usd is like groceries for a family of four for five days, maybe less depending on what you buy...

Bottomline I think that digital distribution is the way to go to fight piracy, eventually some people realize the pro´s of getting legal stuff. Multiplayer, etc... At least in this country, but as the currency around here deteriorates against the dollar you wont get that many people to invest on things they cant touch. They rather spend that money on hardware.
For console users the situation is not good, 360´s are all cracked, if they work on LIVE is because they spend hours on the internet updating whatever needs to be done to be able to play on LIVE without getting banned. They pirate games coz the cost of a retail copy via Amazon+fedex+taxes pushes the price tag to around a 100usd, and no used games market.   read


12:06 AM on 04.08.2009  

Where is Freedom Fighters 2?

Do you remember Freedom Fighters back a few years ago?


Those worked. Enemy AI was stupid and there was not a "pin-down" element.

You probably do since it was a decente third person shooter. Some may argue the story was not that good, but the development of the story was not bad. From a plumber to a guerilla leader.
I remember having fun with it, the campaign was fun at least for me. When you gained reputation you could add people to your squad, more "freedom fighters". You could give some simple orders to those like send them to die, they were not intelligent, and managment of a large group was not very smooth and sometimes the friendly AI was a pain in the ass.
On ocasions I would find myself rather lost in the level design of the game, maybe because a lack of information about objectives or because Iam retarded. I dont know but I can assure you guys that the game keep me going because I wanted to raise the american flag on that building at the end of a mission.

The music was good, if you dont remember it was grand, Soviet-style with choral arrangements, like the music from red October.


I have to admit it: I loved this game because I was able to kill comunist scumbags.


Close combat in Freedom Fighters was like open combat, no cover GoW style...


So is there going to be a Freedom Fighters 2? In 2004 Eidos wanted a sequel, instead they persued Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. We all know what happened then: a bad review from Gerstmann of the game on gamespot, gamespot firing Gertsmann and a bunch of guys from gamespot leaving and making GianBomb with Gertsmann. Sometimes I think that game was relevant not because it was bad and broken, but because of all the debacle it created... still EIDOS and IO havent revealed anything about a new Freedom Fighters game. So we have to asume the title is in the limbo. If you head to gamespot you will find that there was going to be a release to the original xbox, but no ps2... all of this talking is so last gen. As you can see the info is old, nothing has been said, and to say the truth I dont believe anyone is expecting an anouncement.

A Freedom Fighters 2 game should learn a lot from what has happened in the third person genre on consoles, games like Gears Of War for example make FF gameplay mechanics old. But if there is room for radical improvement then you might have a new and better game with a story that recalls the one from the original game. That could lead to something nice, and we like nice things...at least I do.

At the end of the day I see potential for a good FF2 game. The first one was a solid game, not spectacular, so I wouldnt mind playing a second, more enchanced FF2 game.   read







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